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Woman booked after Oklahoma man dies in copper theft attempt

August 5, 2019
This Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 booking photo provided by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office shows Angie West, who authorities say has been arrested after one man was electrocuted and a second man was severely shocked while the trio allegedly tried to steal copper from a radio station transmitter in Sand Springs, about 7 miles west of Tulsa. (Tulsa County Sheriff via AP)
This Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 booking photo provided by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office shows Angie West, who authorities say has been arrested after one man was electrocuted and a second man was severely shocked while the trio allegedly tried to steal copper from a radio station transmitter in Sand Springs, about 7 miles west of Tulsa. (Tulsa County Sheriff via AP)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Tulsa say a 37-year-old woman has been arrested after one man was electrocuted and a second man was severely shocked while allegedly trying to steal copper from a radio station transmitter.

Tulsa County Jail records show that Angie West was booked Sunday on a first-degree murder complaint. The records don’t indicate if she is represented by an attorney.

Officials say West is accused of accompanying both men to a radio tower in Sand Springs, about 7 miles (11 kilometers) west of Tulsa. Officials say the group allegedly planned to steal copper from the site to sell.

Authorities say 39-year-old Albert Badger was electrocuted. The other man, who was hospitalized, wasn’t immediately identified.

Officials say West was arrested because a death occurred during the commission of a crime.

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